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One Way vs Multicity United Rules

One Way vs Multicity United Rules

  1. Chris AUS

    Hi Guys,

    Chris from Melbourne Australia here….Question about booking with US airlines (specifically United for this one).
    I am looking at going from MSP to RNO in first class.
    There is a flight with United through DEN.
    Priced as a one way MSP-DEN-RNO it is $547.
    Priced as a Multi city (exactly same flights) MSP-DEN, DEN-RNO it is $467.
    So obviously I would like to save the roughly $80 or so. However the connection in DEN is only 45mins or so, and I’m looking at flying during January when weather delays could be an issue.

    So I guess my question is:
    I know if I book the one way, United have to find me a way to RNO if I miss my connection because of delays for weather etc.

    However if I book the multicity, as two separate flights do they still have to accommodate me in the event of a missed connection? If I book the multicity in one transaction on the united website does this count as “1 ticket”.

    Cheers everyone,


  2. Anonymous

    Hi [USER=2520]@Chris AUS[/USER], and welcome!

    If you’re on a single ticket, with a single record locator, you should be fine. The minimum connection time in Denver is shockingly 30 minutes, so as long as it’s a legal connection they’d accommodate you.

  3. Chris AUS

    Thanks for the reply Tiffany! Long time reader, first time poster 😉

    It prices out both ways on google flights and, so I assume this means its a legal connection? United wouldn’t sell the ticket otherwise?

  4. Anonymous

    Yep, sounds like it!

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